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GEOTECH/STRUCT/MAT/CONSTR Seminar: Soft Boundaries – Featuring Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) 1.0, Maged Guerguis

Date: Thursday, September 7

Time: 3:40 pm - 4:55 pm

Location: 405 John D. Tickle Building


The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project is a research and design collaboration of The University of Tennessee, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It investigates the design and execution of an experimental energy-efficient building envelope using additive manufacturing. Highly energy efficient, the 3D-printed building was designed by SOM to produce and store renewable power and to share energy wirelessly with a 3D-printed vehicle, which was developed by the DOE. Constructed of C-shape forms and measuring 38-feet-long, 13-feet-high, and 12-feet-wide, the structure explores the potential to condense the many functions of a conventional wall system into an integrated shell. This could lead to zero-waste construction, reduced material consumption, and buildings that can be recycled and reprinted for new forms and uses.


Maged Guerguis is an assistant professor of architecture and structural technology at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. Prior to joining UTK, Professor Guerguis worked as a senior designer and a research fellow at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in Chicago. He has designed and developed a broad range of commercial, retail, mixed-use, and residential projects. He is interested in developing design computational tools for solving complex geometries and utilizing advanced modeling techniques including algorithmic modeling and scripting. During his research he traveled to different scientific labs and institutions including ETH in Zurich, ITKE in Stuttgart, IDMG in Vienna and CERN in Geneva.

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